A lost pet is a frightening situation with often devastating consequences. 

According to the American Humane Association, nearly 10-million dogs and cats are lost or stolen each year. A study published by the American Veterinary Medical Association revealed that dogs with microchips were 238-percent more likely to be returned to their families than dogs without them. For cats, the statistic is even more dramatic - those with microchips were 2,000-percent more likely to be returned home.

No one understands the benefits of microchipping more than Sir Cocoa, a Chocolate Labrador Retriever, and his family. Sir Cocoa was brought to Bay St. Animal Hospital as a stray. Because of his microchip, we were able to reunite him with his family after he had been missing for 18 months.

This is one of the many reasons why we consider microchip lost pet IDs a fundamental way to protect your pet and an important part of responsible pet ownership. 

Each microchip registers the animal with a unique identification number, which is filed in a database with your contact information. The contact information can be updated anytime. It is important to remember to update your pet’s contact information whenever your contact information changes. If your pet is lost, the microchip can be scanned by animal control officers, at shelters, and at veterinary hospitals in the U.S., and in many foreign countries.

This safe, reliable, and permanent pet identification takes less than 10 seconds to implant and can save you and your pet days, weeks, or months of fear and anguish.

Call Bay St. Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment today.